Repeated micro-bathymetry measurements of the pockmarks will allow us to quantify the sedimentation and to detect:
- Methane emission,
- Slope stability.
- Mapping them
- Quantifying them,
- Characterizing their melting process,
- Characterizing their implications for the slope instability processes (usually in shallow waters).
For mapping the gas hydrate, we need continuous measurements of gas-seepage and identify activities such as thermal vents. This can be done by video-monitoring, geoacoustic equipment, temperature and chemical composition measurements.